Itchy scalp

Posted on: Sat, 04/15/2006 - 10:33am
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Yes, me again. I have a ton of questions tonight and I am thinking it's all related. My 28 mos. old ds had cradle cap until about age 1 (and facial eczema too). Anyway, he has always scratched his head a lot but usually when he got sweaty. Well, the last 2 weeks he has really been scratching. I don't see any flakes, dandruff, etc. His eczema has flared up recently though. And he could now possibly have some type of environmental allergy.
Anyway, do any of your children seem to scratch their heads a lot?

Thanks!

Posted on: Sat, 04/15/2006 - 10:46am
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YES..My daughter is 29mos...She frequently scratches the back lower part of her head..I can not find anything visible there either. I always believed it was some type of reaction she was having since she has eczema and had cradle cap until she was 1 1/2.

Posted on: Sat, 04/15/2006 - 1:48pm
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When my son was little he was always scratching the lower back of his head. Then I realized he only did this when his shirt had a label in it. When I cut the labels out he quit scratching.

Posted on: Sun, 04/16/2006 - 12:27pm
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My son who is 10 still scratches his head especially when he gets over heated. He loves for me to massage his scalp.
I have bought him T-Gel shampoo and it seems to take some of the itch away. I also feel it is better to keep his hair shorter as well.
My ds has horrible cradle cap as well as excema since his birth as well.
best wishes,
Renee
[This message has been edited by Renee111064 (edited April 16, 2006).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/17/2006 - 4:33pm
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Yes my daughter who is 5 gets this often. It is usually when her seasonal allergies are acting up...(today she was playing out in the grass and now this eve. she was itching her scalp like crazy.)
We buy Neutrogena T gel shampoo for the itching and I give her benadryl or claritin when it is really bad. (like tonight)
She does also have eczema patches and had horrible cradle cap as a baby.
Shelley

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 9:28am
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just throwing this out there, but i found with my dd that if she used a shampoo or hair product that contained any trace of alcohol as an ingredient she would scratch her head. thus having exzema (sp?) as a baby but no cradle cap i switched to only moisturizing shampoo's and conditoners that contain no alcohol, vanicream.com
has some great hair care products worth looking into. hope i've helped in some way
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Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 9:42am
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Does your son go to playschool or another place where he might be in close contact with a lot of other children? If so, I hate to say this but I would check for head lice.
My son had eczema all over his body too and any time he started scratching his head I'd always check for lice. (We've been lucky so far and he's never had any). We used a shampoo on him called Dentinox Cradle Cap Shampoo any time he started scratching his head a lot. This stuff is a dream. Took the itch right away. Don't know if you can buy it in the States though.
Barb

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2006 - 11:41am
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No daycare. My ds is home with me.
No scratchy labels either.
I do find it interesting that some of you have very similar situations (cradle cap issues, eczema, etc.) and the itchy head thing.
I'm sad 'cause I'm pretty sure he is suffering some hayfever now. I guess the itchy head is just another symptom.
OMG! 3 out of 4! Please NO ASTHMA!

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2006 - 12:15pm
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my ds is 3 1/2 and still has cradle cap.. he has had it his whole life just about. i really dont know what to do about it and if it has to do with allergies. his eczema has just about disappeared.
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Lalow
James 4 yrs, NKA
Ben 3 yrs, PA and MA and SA

Posted on: Sat, 04/15/2006 - 10:46am
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YES..My daughter is 29mos...She frequently scratches the back lower part of her head..I can not find anything visible there either. I always believed it was some type of reaction she was having since she has eczema and had cradle cap until she was 1 1/2.

Posted on: Sat, 04/15/2006 - 1:48pm
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When my son was little he was always scratching the lower back of his head. Then I realized he only did this when his shirt had a label in it. When I cut the labels out he quit scratching.

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